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Table 1 The ‘quick look’ airway assessment - predicted difficulty and laryngoscopy grade

From: A prospective study of physician pre-hospital anaesthesia in trauma patients: oesophageal intubation, gross airway contamination and the ‘quick look’ airway assessment

  Difficult Easy Total
Prediction from the ‘quick look’ assessment 119 (30%) 281 (70%) n %
400 100
Grade of laryngoscopy at first look I & II 79 (20%) 254 (64%) 333 83
III & IV 40 (10%) 27 (7%) 67 17